The Kilteevan Community website was secured and updated in 2021 with the support of Roscommon Co Council and Department of Rural and Community Development
Many of us are still getting used to the disruption of our daily routines caused by the spread of COVID-19 and the measures that have been introduced to help keep us all safe.
It's normal to be worried or to feel stressed during this difficult time, but there are many things we can do to help us mind our mental health and wellbeing and to keep ourselves well.
There is a lot of good advice videos and contacts on the link below from Healthy Ireland
Today's lesson is from the pupils of kilteevan National School. Keep Active, to Keep Well
Bealtaine Festival Roscommon
Celebrating the Arts & Creativity as we Age
1st to 31st May 2021
Call Out for Participants for 1 to 1 Creative Conversations
Short creative engagements between artists and older participants in a household or nursing home.
Each session is for approx. 15 minutes. All free but places are limited.
To book a creative engagement, email email@example.com Telephone (09066) 37271.
Roscommon County Council Arts Office has launched Creative Conversations - activities for Bealtaine Festival Roscommon which takes place during the month of May. Contact the Arts Office to book an individual session with an artist for one of the following topics…
Creative Gardening with Catherine Kelly Desmond, Visual Artist
Catherine will share drawings through a series of letters or zoom calls discussing the artist and participant’s interest in gardening and nature.
Creative Journaling with Catherine Fanning, Visual Artist
Receive a bespoke artist journal which contains images, text and illustrations. A letter from Catherine and a stamped addressed card will invite the recipient to put pen to paper and let the artist know what sections of the journal you enjoyed most.
Creative Writing with Jessamine O’Connor, Writer
Jessamine would like to work with someone on a poem or short piece about their experience of the last year, relating it to their other years. This activity will take place during the week of May 24th.
Creative Exchange with Louise Shine, Visual Artist
Artist and participant barter a story or a skill exchange.
Creative Package with Naomi Draper, Visual Artist
Naomi will send send materials to the participant by post and then explore this further through a Zoom call. She will use natural materials found in the landscape, that connect us with traditional craft making processes.
Creative Postcards with Susan Mannion, Visual Artist
Receive a series of creative postcards from Susan and respond by letter, telephone or zoom.
Creative History with Anne-Marie O’Sullivan, Actress
Professional actress Anne-Marie O’Sullivan will share extracts from the diary and letters of Olive Hales Pakenham Mahon, recently discovered in Strokestown Park House & Museum. This exchange can take place by telephone or zoom each Friday afternoon during May.
Singing has physiological, cognitive and mental health benefits. And while most choirs have had to cease their activities during Covid, there are some online choirs.
The Forget me not Community Choir is part of Roscommon County Council Keep Well campaign.
See the poster below,
You can email AnneMarie Hynes, choir director, for details of how to take part via zoom. Further information on singing is available here https://www.singireland.ie/participation/get-involved
Songbirds with Cathy Jordan is another online choir at Roscommon Arts Centre running during May
This project received grant aid from Roscommon LEADER Partnership Rural Development Programme which is financed by the Irish Government under the Rural Development Programme Ireland 2007-2013 and by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe investing in Rural Areas.